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Linlithgow Palace

in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
+44 (0)1506 842 896
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Linlithgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I visited the castle yesterday, and it was just fantastic! At this time of year - December - and on a cold weekday, I got the castle all to myself! Linlithgow is such a tiny town, and not so many people come here in Winter. It was like exploring an ancient ruin with no limitations. You can climb all around... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went here on St.Andrews day last year,the weather was amazing,great views.It is a very open castle,not good for disabled people no lift I don't think.Great chippy in the town centre,not a lot of shops though,near the train station

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We loved walking through the ruins of this elaborate royal palace of by gone years. It was several stories high over looking a lake and surrounded by a park. Really enjoyed the rustic ruins. Worth the visit. The location was easy to find on our way from Striling to the Erinburgh airport. The village is also charming and quaint.

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Birmingham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great views across the Loch. Lovely staff on duty and great for youngsters to explore on many different levels.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I did know what to expect and did not expect a ruin. But, having overcome my initial shock, I had a brilliant time walking around the ruins and taking in the historic history. The weather was dry and sunny which made it very enjoyable. If we, an umbrella is recommended. The walk up to the viewing platform in one of... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Linlithgow Palace - former residence of the kings of Scotland, located in the town of Linlithgow in West Lothian County. The first mention of this place, situated in the building belonging to the Scottish royal family come from the twelfth century. Later, this area fell into the hands of the English, and Edward I ordered remodel residence in the fortress... More 

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Puslinch
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Love everything about Linlithgow Palace, the history, the ruins, the photo ops. Walk around the Loch if you have the time, lovely scenery. Well worth the visit, don't miss it.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been visiting Linlithgow Palace on and off for over 20 years. It is a wonderfully preserved example of a medieval palace and it doesn't take much imagination to picture it in all its splendor.When I last visited in August 2014 there were youngsters in costume of the period of the birth of Mary,Queen of Scots which was very... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visiting from USA as a photo hobbyist. A nice day trip from Edinburgh. If you go early in the day or late afternoon, the angle of the sun is superb and really highlights the beautiful setting. Nice hike around the lake, too. Main street in Linlithgow is busy and congested on Saturday, but it's fun as well. A very family-friendly... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great building for the kids to charge around exploring, and some good cafes at the bottom of the hill in the small town square for afterwards. Can get very cold when not in mid summer, but the kids didn't care.

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